Friday, February 24, 2012


Wow! We love when family, friends and neighbors share. Thanks Maureen for the awesome, easy chili recipe. it's going to get cold this week, so this recipe will be perfect! I like that it is so fast and easy to to make. Maureen  also mentions that you can double or triple the recipe and that it freezes well. Sounds like a keeper to us!


1 pound ground beef
1 - 16 ounce can chili beans (Bush's)
1 1/2 Cup water
16 ounce can tomato paste
1 Tablespoon chili powder
1 teaspoon salt
2/3 cup chopped onion
2 garlic cloves (minced)
1 Tablespoon olive oil

Heat olive oil in a large pot, add onion, garlic and ground beef. Break up beef and cook until beef is nicely browned and shows no pink. Add a can of chili beans, tomato paste and chili powder. Stir until the tomato paste is melted and all ingredients are combined. Add water and bring to a boil, turn down to simmer and cook for ten minutes. You can make this in the morning and just reheat it for dinner. 

Serve with favorite rolls or bread. You can add sour cream and shredded cheddar cheese as toppings on the side. Add a green salad in a bag and you have a whole meal in about 20 minutes.

We love fast and easy! It's always good to have ingredients in your pantry for these kinds of meals. When days get crazy we can still have a delicious meal.

Thanks Maureen for sharing. Do you have a fast, easy, satisfying meal you can share with us? After all, we are all in this together, trying to make dinner happen in our homes.


  1. My favorite quick and easy meal is crockpot Italian chicken.
    Put 3-5 frozen (or fresh, but frozen is easier) chicken breast in a crockpot.
    Pour 1 bottle of Italian salad dressing over the chicken ( I use Kraft Italian w. red bell peppers and Parmesan)
    Cook on low for 6-7 hrs.
    Make a pot of rice and serve chicken over rice.
    It's delicious and soo easy!!

    1. Charlynn, I've done this and you are SO right--easy and extra delicious! Thanks for sharing. Alice